A FORWARD thinking Langdale pub which is owned and run by the National Trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious environmental award.

The Sticklebarn is one of three finalists in the running for the Value Natural Resources award at the Food Made Good Awards 2019.

The award is one of 20 at the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s (SRA) annual industry leading accolades for the most progressive providers of food and drink.

It will be presented at a special ceremony in London on November 5.

Sticklebarn operations manager Beverley Holland said the team at the pub were delighted with the news.

"We are passionate about offering people somewhere to come that provides a delicious meal in great surroundings with minimal impact on the environment," she said.

"Sticklebarn has made several changes over the years to be more environmentally aware and provide planet friendly food for our visitors.

"The furniture on our terrace is made from larch felled from Langdale, energy for the pub is produced by the hydro at Stickle Ghyll, the meat on the menu is sourced from local farmers and a local butcher, our take-away packaging is made from plants, and we also include the CO2 emissions per meal on our menu."

The SRA is a not for profit membership organisation helping restaurants become more sustainable and diners make more sustainable choices when dining out.